Pepe Escobar

China deploys Sun Tzu to win the chip war

Let’s cut to the chase: with or without a sanctions juggernaut, China simply won’t be expelled from the global semiconductor market. The real amount of chip supply that Huawei has in stock for its smartphone business may be an open question.  But the most important…

Empire’s mask slips at Julian Assange trial

The concept of “history in the making” has been pushed to extremes when it comes to the extraordinary public service being performed by historian, former UK diplomat and human rights activist  Craig Murray.  Murray – literally, and on a global level – is now positioned…

How Xinjiang is holding back an EU-China deal

A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video summit. From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The Chinese billed it…

Definitive Eurasian alliance is closer than you think

We have seen how China is meticulously planning all its crucial geopolitical and geoeconomic moves all the way to 2030 and beyond.   What you are about to read next comes from a series of private, multilateral discussions among intel analysts, and may helpfully sketch the…

Everything going according to plan in China

Let’s start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit.  Every August the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership converges upon the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved…

Read Pepe Escobar’s latest e-book Shadow Play

Shadow PlayUS-Russia-China in the New Great Game, 2017-2020Volume 1 of the Pepe Escobar Archives I have the pleasure to welcome you to the first in a series of e-books recovering the Pepe Escobar archives on Asia Times. The archives track a period of 20 years…

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